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Russia Plans Next Rokot Launch in November

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:55 PM

Russia Plans Next Rokot Launch in November


RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is planning to launch a light-class Rokot carrier rocket with three research satellites from the Plesetsk space center in November, the Defense Ministry said Monday.

“The Plesetsk center has started preparations for the launch of three Swarm satellites designed for the study of the Earth’s magnetic field,” Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Dmitry Zenin said.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:32 AM

I had to read the article to see if the rocket is really called Roket.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:11 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 25 September 2013 - 12:32 AM, said:

I had to read the article to see if the rocket is really called Roket.
It's not. It's called Rokot.

Рокот is Russian for a boom or rumble.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 25 September 2013 - 01:14 AM.

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